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that chris stevens was beloved by many libyans as well. therefore on behalf of the residents of northern california and our entire state, we join president barack obama, secretary of state hillary rodham clinton, democratic leader nancy pelosi and expensive network of people in saluting ambassador chris stevens who will be remembered for his strong sense of dignity, his humility and his generous service to others. he will be truly missed by all who loved him and by all he served throughout the magnitude of his life's work. thank you for this honor. [applause] >>> members of christopher stevens family, ladies and gentlemen, let me first thank chris stevens' brothers and sisters for their warm and delightful insights into what he was really like. thank you so much. that was fantastic what you did for us. christopher stevens was obviously an extraordinary human being and contributor. every year at stanford we have a group of what we call national security fellows come. they were roughly army, navy, air force, state department. a couple weeks ago we had a meeting and the first person i calle
to this country. when i speak about steven they say yes, chris, we know him. he talked to the people. he meet with the people. he knows their suffering. the main thing, that he trusts them and when they rised against gadhafi, he supported them. chris, it is a great loss for libya. we lost him as a friend and man that understands the history of the people of libya before and after. chris, he built the bridge between libya and the united states. a bridge of love, of hope. we never believed one day we would be able to raise against this dictatorship. i knew chris after he came back. i knew chris more. he would come to the house and we play tennis. after the tennis we come back home and have libyan breakfast. he is a man of principles and he is serious. i agree he never speaks about himself, what achievement he made. he is a guy when you look for him again. this is kind of different element but one time he told me story when he was serving in tripoli and then in benghazi. he walked on the street of benghazi and looked over his back and saw two people following. whereever he goes they follow him.
honor, celebrate and remember ambassador john christopher chris stevens. a son of northern california and the bay area, ambassador stevens tragically lost his life in the greatest service to his country. selflessly and courageously representing american values in a foreign nation he knew intimately and cared for deeply. in his diplomatic capacity, ambassador stevens brought a profound and prolific knowledge of arab world and middle east to his assignment. his exemplary gift for making personal connections was invaluable as his role as specific representative and ambassador to one of the most complex and challenging regions of the world. therefore as we join in recognizing ambassador stevens am myself midst a sober outpouring of praise from his family, colleagues, fellow americans and the leaders of this nation, we remember also that chris stevens was beloved by many libyans as well. therefore on behalf of the residents of northern california and our entire state, we join president barack obama, secretary of state hillary rodham clinton, democratic leader nancy pelosi and ex
chris highland. shortly thereafter chris stevens sat down next to me. the three of us went to lunch afterwards and became friends from that day forward. chris never tried to be someone special but he was someone special. when we were at hastings his charm and wit were on display from the start. in class he was very articulate and seemed as later in life always very poised and well spoken and at ease. i think our professors loved him. he liked being a student, even studying at the national war college a few years ago. he always seemed to genuinely enjoying studying and debating and was immersed in classes and activities of the school. particularly the hastings law journal, where he became managing editor. he very much liked the art of argument and trial law. he used to go to the courts nearby to watch very high profile trials and legendary judges and litigators. while he spent lots of times on the hastings campus, whether in library or out on what is called the beach in front of the school, he also liked to get off-campus and would often go for a run across golden gate bridge or play
was the following. mr. stevens, please compare american government and jazz music. chris told us he didn't quite know how to handle that question. my suggestion involved people blowing loudly on their horns or banging loud' on their drums was not terribly helpful. we decided to ask questions to trip up the applicant. we didn't have the internet to find a quick answer but figured it out. though chris may not have come up with the answer during that exam he certainly lived the message taught by this interesting comparison. both american democracy and jazz music involved ongoing experimentation. they involve unscripted action and improvisation as we figure out the best way to get along. both depend on a group allowing a soloist or representative to step forward and recite his piece while the rest of the group provides background harm any and rhythm. when both forms work, the world is treated to a remarkable result. where ad hoc and seemingly dissonent voices become a part. we know the amazing things chris achieved when he led the way as america collaborated with the libyan people and our allies to
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a better place for all of us. thank you for being here today. >> i'm anne stevens, chris's sister. tom, his brother. hillary, our little sister. we want to extend a warm welcome to the family, friends and many distinguished officials in attendance. thank you for being here. we are honored for your presence. thanks to mayor lee for allowing us to gather and to the protocol and special events team and many organizations and individuals who have offered extraordinary assistance to our family during this difficult time. our parents asked us to speak for the family to talk about growing up with chris. i think overall the greatest thing we can appreciate about chris is how much fun, how clever, how witty he was, how he made us all smile and laugh. i can testify chris was a mischievous little guy from the very beginning, as i was usually the target of his pranks. he set my bassinet on fire with a magnifying mirror. at 4 he backed me up into a red hot bathroom heater, resulting in a bottom burn and er visit in the middle of the night. at seven he led me off the trail, shooting into the creek in dav
>>> my name is chris stevens, i'm the new u.s. ambassador to libya. i had the honor to serve as the envoy to the libyan revolution and i was thrilled to watch the libyan people stand up and demand their rights. now i'm excited to return to libya to continue the great work we've started, building a solid partnership between the united states and libya to help you the libyan people achieve your goals. right now i'm in washington, preparing for my assignment. as i walk around the monuments and memorials commemorating the courageous men and women that made america what it is, i'm reminded we too went through challenging periods, when america was divided by a bitter civil war 150 years ago. president abraham lincoln had the vision to pull us together toward a shared goal of peace and prosperity. growing up in california i didn't know much about the arab world. then after graduating from the university of california at berkeley, i traveled to north africa as peace corps engineer. i worked as an english teacher in morocco two years and quickly grew to love this part of the world. si
. >>> chris stevens was honored with a posthumous award in the nation's capitol. secretary of state hillary clinton delivered remarks. >> chris stevens was an inspiration to all who served with him and knew him during his life. >> stevens earned the common ground award for conflict resolution, negotiation and peace building. his sister ann accepted the award on his behalf. stevens who grew up here in the bay area was killed along with three other americans in a terrorist attack in the u.s. consulate on september 11th. >>> san francisco police are trying to figure out how a man was fatally injured during a giant's celebration. john mofette says he was attacked but it's possible he may have been one of the people doing somersaults on the mattresses and could have hurt himself. he refused medical help and his roommate says that doesn't make sense. >> he came in. he looked like he had been in some sort of fight. he looked dishelpfulled and looked like there was a bruise or swelling on his cheek and he said the five guys had jumped him. >> police are investigating his death as suspicious. anyone
chris stevens was laid to rest last week. a child's handwritten note and a flag marks his grave. he was buried in a small ceremony last friday. stevens was killed on september 11th during an attack in benghazi libya. he attended uc berkeley and uc hastings law school. chris stevens was 52 years old. >> cyber monday arrived with a bank. on-line retail sales are up 24% today compared with last year. one survey predicts 129 million people will shop on-line today. that is up from nearly 123 million who did last year. ktvu consumer editor tom baker is live now in san a rafael. >> reporter: the key to sales success this year is to outdiscount your on-line competitors. richard, founder of the sharper image, was one of the first big on-line retailers. he now does business as richard solo, and says for small internet companies to compete, they have to be different than amazon and ebay. you have to have a unique product. we try to come up with unique products that aren't available everywhere. >> reporter: so whether it's a digital screen tv, camera, toy, or watch, these and other brands hav
attack killed four americans, killing chris stevens. meantime, a moving tribute in the nation's capital for the late amsterdam. >> reporter: u.s. amsterdam chris stevens along with three other americans were killed in an attack in benghazi, libya, september 11. friends and colleagues, secretary of state hillary clinton says his legacy will live on. >> he was an inspiration to all who knew him during his life. he remains an inspiration now and i believe far into the future. >> reporter: nearly two months since the attack, officials are looking into the incident and working to improve safety protocols. >> we now have a formal accountability review board investigating the attack that killed chris and we will apply its recommendations and lessons learned to improving security everywhere. >> reporter: his sister earned a standing ovation as she accepted his award on his behalf. she also revealed some personal details about her brother. >> his enaging personality, how many of my girlfriends had crushes on him, enabled him to cross the cultural divide with ease. he enjoyed talking to people fr
's capitol by hillary clinton. chris stevens has earned a posthumous award. >> reporter: u.s. ambassador chris stevens and two other americans were killed in benghazi september 11th. secretary of state hillary clinton says his legacy will forever live on. >> chris stevens was an inspiration to all who served with him and knew him during his life. he remains an inspiration now and i believe far into the future. >> reporter: nearly two months since the attack, officials are still looking into the incident and working to improve safety protocols. >> we now have a formal accountability review board investigating the terrorist attack that killed chris and we will certainly apply its recommendations and lessons learned to improving security everywhere. >> reporter: the late ambassador stevens's sister earned a standing ovation as she accepted the award on his behalf. along with stories of his dedicated service, she revealed personal details about her brother. >> his engaging personality, how many of my girlfriends had crushes on him, enabled him to cross the cultural divides with ease. he enjo
. >>> in other news, chris stevens, the late u.s. ambassador to libya was honored with a post hue mouse award last night in washington dc hillary clinton served words last night. >> chris stevens was an inspiration to all who knew him during his life. >> earned the common ground award for peace building. his sister ann was there accepting the award on his behalf. chris stevens grew up right here in the bay area was killed along with three other americans in a terrorist attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi on september 11th. >>> happening right now, people are camped out at the sacred heart community service in san jose. why people are camped out even though it's raining and cold, janine de la vega. >> reporter: it's been cold and wet. they've been huddled together out here not getting too much sleep. we're told the first person was waiting here since 11 yesterday morning. they're here in front of sacred heart community services. they're in line to make sure to register to receive help for the holidays. this line of people stretches all the way down the block. we counted about 150 people i
the lawmakers about these attacks this killed ambassador chris stevens and three of his american colleagues back in september. the cia of course became involved, directly involved in this when the suspected jihadist attacked u.s. facilities in benghazi. general petraeus was scheduled to testify this week. now, that as we know was derailed by the scandal. senator john mccain is one of several republican lawmakers remanding more information from the obama administration on just what the heck happened in benghazi and around benghazi. he's scheduled to give a news conference at the bottom of the hour and we are going to have measure on that. our dana bash has been doing the best she can to take in all of the information. listen, this is tricky. so many of these stories are interconnected. there is a lot of reporting. not all confirmed, but u maybe just start with this. how has this matter worked out that general petraeus will indeed show up on capitol hill and testify voluntarily? >> well, it started with the senate intelligence chairwoman, dianne feinstein telling us yesterday that that was her des
counterterrorism claim it was counterterrorism security group was not called. investor chris stevens was missing for nearly six hours. they did not know where the investor was or whether it was a hostage situation for more than six hours and they still decided the top levels of the obama administration not to activate counterterrorism group. this group normally coordinates interagency response to the terror attack against u.s. interests overseas. the decision was also made by the secretary of state and others not to deploy a foreign emergency support team which is an interagency rapid response unit composed of elements from the state department and others to help facilitate a response to terror attacks against the u.s. overseas. some officials suggest a team deployment of certain allowed the fbi access to the site in benghazi much sooner than the 24 days that would eventually take the fbi to get on scene for security reasons. fox has been granted access to internal e-mails to document the frustrations of senior officials within the counterterrorism community, but also e-mails that suggest there
's response that killed four americans including chris stevens. tomorrow general david petraeus will testify in front of the committee about that attack. >>> the fbi agent who helped start the investigation that led to general david petraeus' resignation has now been identified. his name is frederic kris humphries. it led to the discovery of the extramarital affair between general david petraeus and paula broadwell. and now more ball out at the port of oakland. a source tells us an internal audit of 200,000 to thousands of dollars are now implicated. omar left following our report that linked him to uh-huhston strip club. the maritime director james won he can sponged that bill. >>> -- ex-sponged that bill. >>> she said she was collecting for roselie house. she said it was a shelter for battered women but when our rita williams approached her, she packed up her lock box and ran away. >> do you feel bad that you are collecting under false pretences? if you are legitimate why are you running away in. >> they do not solicit money outside stores. further digging recruited one man where the donat
-door briefing on the september 11 attack. it killed chris stevens and three other americans. counter-terrorism officials are expected to testify there. turning to business news, at it is time for starbucks as the country expands. -- the company expands. >> we do get a ton of quarterly reports today from the retail industry including wal-mart and target. we have reports on inflation as well as jobless claims. take a look at this. check out facebook. 12.5%. that results and shares typically falling. shares rose on optimism the company will boost its ratted -- ad revenue. starbucks is growing even more with another deal. it does not of of coffee. it has agreed to buy teavanan for six under $20 million. it will add to its other non coffee holdings. -- for under $620 million. a study that shows black friday ads have the same prices and items as last year. thank you so much. it is 4:37 right now and 40 degrees outside. >> the president heading to new york a couple of weeks after surveying damage >> we are back with the latest of sandy's aftermath. president obama will head to new york. >
on the attack that killed chris stevens and three other americans. they want to know what the obama administration knew and when. congress back from recess today because a >> blooming. a divided congress of the white house have until december 31 to reach a deal. experts say that could spark another recession. new this morning, a busy night for firefighters in northeast. >> the responded to an apartment fire in the 1700 block of benning road. we are told the fire started in the kitchen. >> and an arrest in a triple stabbing in the northeast. police say two finan juvenile and another juvenile or stabbed -- to a female juveniles. a shooting in the northeast in the 2000 block of c street. police say a man was shot. no far any arrests have been made. we are following several big court cases including the start of a trial for a bowie state university student accused of killing her roommate. >> alexis simpson is charged with allegedly stabbing dominique frazier. maryland bureau chief will be in the courtroom with reports on abc 7. >> errant thomas has agreed to plead guilty purities charge
. >> these days, his critics have more ammunition with the deaths of ambassador chris stevens and three other americans in libya. it happened on 9/11, raising questions, why wasn't security ramped up? and why were protests initially blamed for the attack? a month later, the president addressed these questions on abc news. >> as information came in, information was put out. the information may not have always been right the first time. >> the president says the fog of war created confusion. what is clear, as commander in chief, the president can fly solo. to solve the country's domestic problems, he needs a partner. >> the president was going to have to deliver half the democrats. i was going to have to deliver half the republicans. i was confident i could do that. . >>> a gorgeous june day. the nation's capital. but this is no ordinary golf game. for president barack obama and house speaker john boehner, this is a chance to be partners rather than political foes. by june 2011, it had been eight months since the republicans won control of the house and the senate's top republican declared -- >
, chris stevens. that was on september 11th and benghazi. the latest in washington. >> washington lawmakers wanted answers on how u.s. ambassadors, chris stevens and three other americans were killed on the consulate in benghazi. capitol hill became the home to multiple and >> i have listened to my colleagues talk about the president of the united states. and others in the it ministration using terms as delivered, lies but if you want to know who is it responsible in this town, get yourself a mirror. >> among those testifying cia michael morrell who was going to replace david petraeus. the x cia director will speak to both the house and senator intelligence committees on friday morning. >> more recently, the resignation of general petraeus is open up even more questions and mud is contained in the report has recurred following his visit to benghazi. >> and also, the contentious battle brewing involving. u.s. ambassador susan rice and her role in the administration's response to benghazi. a possible replacement for secretary of state, hillary clinton. >> now president obama has the
attack in left a for your people dead including u.s. ambassador chris stevens. makers have for already heard the acting cia director and watched a real-time video of the attacks. mistakes were made. we know we have to learn from this. many questions have been raised obamawhat the at the timeon new knew it was a terrorist attack. think the't intelligence community in any politicized intelligence provided to members of the. administration or the be solelytimony will the benghazi attacks. the general is not expected to about whether his conduct compromised national security. live on capitol hill, john gonzalez. >> keep us posted. the looming fiscal cliff takes stage of the white house today when president obama sits down with congressional leaders on preventing a combination of tax increases and that will take effect in january. white house says the president trillion in $1.60 over the next decade. say they will accept but not higher tax rates. >> in prince george's county is verdict in the bowie state university murder trial. jurors acquitted alexis simpson and on all charges. charged wi
militant. >> there had been earlier attacks. the warning from chris stevens the day he died. house republicans hammered the administration reaction. >> the people who stayed here in washington continued to deny additional security and they continue to do away with security that was already there. >> democrats pushed back. >> to lay this at the doorstep of the president or secretary of state or the u.n. ambassador, you will find us ready and willing to resist to the teeth. >> a fight over tragedy that could be calmed by david benghazi to hawent to investigate and will testify tomorrow. he might have [inaudible] erase when he admitted adultery. both sides are likely to except what he reports on libya. >> the fda has uncovered a possible danger related to a very popular five-hour energy shot. you see it on counters almost everywhere. agencies says the drink has been linked to 92 life-threatening incidents and five deaths. including heart attacks, convulsions, and one miscarriage. the new report comes after the fda said monster energy drinks were linked to five deaths. lawmakers were e
of state hillary clinton delivered the remarks. >> chris stevens was an inspiration to all who served with him and knew him during his life. >> stevens earned the common ground award for conflict resolution, negotiation and peace building, his sister ann accepted the award on his behalf. stevens who grew up here in the bay area was killed along with three other americans in a terrorist attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi on september 11th. >>> san francisco police asking questions about how a man was fatally hurt during the giants world series celebration. sean mofette told his roommate he was attacked but police say it's also possible mofette may have been one of the people doing somersaults onto mattresses on hay street and may have hurt himself. police say mofette refused medical help. his roommate says that doesn't make sense. >> he came in. he looked like he had been in some kind of fight. he looked disheveled and looked like there was a bruise or swelling on the cheek or brow and he said five guys are jumped him. >> police are investigating his death as suspicious. if you h
chris stevens and three others dead. cia director david petraeus and national intelligence director james clapper are scheduled to appear. >>> well, wall street was down for a second consecutive day. a triple digit drop for the dow opening at 12,811. the s&p tumbled 17. the nasdaq sank 41. >>> overseas trading closes out the week in tokyo. the nikkei dropped 79 points while in hong kong the hang seng slipped 182. >>> well, investors are going to be hoping for a rebound today to close out this wild week. amazon.com is giving it another go at selling wine but only in 12 states and the district of columbia. their first attempt failed because of regulations over the sale and delivery of alcohol across state lines. >>> walmart has already started their hot sales promotions for the holidays. the stores will be open on what some call black friday eve, otherwise known as thanksgiving. >>> denver broncos quarterback peyton manning may have perfect timing as he bought more than 20 papa john's pizza franchises in colorado right before the state's voters approved legal marijuana. manning bought
that claimed the lives of ambassador chris stevens and three other americans. >> this president and this administration have either been guilty of colossal incompetence or engaged in a cover-up. >> reporter: at closed door hearings members of the house and senate intelligence committees are grilling the president's national security team about what happened during the attack and in the days leading up to it. lawmakers are also digging into the administration's public response. several are outraged u.n. ambassadors susan rice said five days after the attack it didn't appear to be preplanned. at his press conference wednesday, president obama defend rice saying she was acting on intelligence briefings she was given. >> when they go after the u.n. ambassador, apparently because they think she's an easy target, then they have a problem with me. >> reporter: acting cia director michael morrell is testifying today. former cia director david petraeus will testify behind closed doors tomorrow. one hearing today is not closed. the house foreign affairs committee is asking experts to offe
chris stevens who was from the bay area. one senator said the president lied about what happened. >> this administration, including the president himself has intentionally misinformed, read that, lied to the american people in the after math of this tragedy. >> tomorrow the former head of the -- former cia director david petraeus is scheduled to testify. secretary of state hillary clinton is also scheduled to testify at the hearings. hillary clinton would appear next month. >>> new information about the water main break in daly city. the flow of mud and water was twice as big as first thought. ktvu's ken pritchett is live in daly city. >> reporter: at first the city said 45,000 gallons of water came from that pipe, sending mud flowing down the hill into a park. we have video from news chopper 2, showing you the effected area. the city says 97,000 gallons of water came from that pipe. a believable amount given the mess left behind. >> reporter: piles of hey rolled out on mud, these are the steps the city is taking to shore up a mudslide with rain on the way. >> not to have any mud
the lives of u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three others. behind closed doors, petraeus told lawmakers he believed all along terrorists attacked the u.s. consulate in libya. but petraeus didn't answer a key question: who in the obama administration pinned the attack on demonstrators? >> it went through a long process involving many agencies, he said, department of justice, state department, and no one knows yet exactly who come up with the final version of talking points. >> reporter: five days after the attack, u.n. ambassador susan rice was still blaming a spontaneous demonstration outside the consulate. the obama administration now acknowledges al qaeda was behind the september 11th attack. >> the investigation tells us what you get from the ground, get intelligence, collect it give it over to analysts who review it and then they send it out and it kept evolving over the process. >> reporter: reporters were staked out for the general's arrival but he used underground hallways to make his way to the hearing room. petraeus stepped down last week after acknowledging he had an extramarita
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